The Irish Cultural Center invites you to an evening with the Young Dubliners, one of Celtic Rock’s most acclaimed groups. This is a rare New England appearance, and a special opportunity to see the upbeat, energetic delivery the Young Dubs are known for.
The Young Dubliners perform on Friday, September 20 at 7:30 pm at the Holyoke Elks Lodge, 250 Whitney Ave, Holyoke, MA. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Cash bar available.
Tickets are general table seating. Cost is $24 for ICC Patrons, $29 for general public, $32 at the door. Online ticket sales end at 9:30 am on September 20. Order tickets online (recommended) or call the ICC at 413-333-4951.
About the band
The Young Dubliners spent the spring of 2019 working on their tenth album. “We have been working in new guitarist Justin Pecot and getting him familiar with the nine albums of material we already have,” says lead vocalist Keith Roberts. “After a year of solid touring I’m happy to report that he is a Young Dub through and through. Adding new blood has invigorated the band and opened the door to new songs and a fresh enthusiasm.”
The Young Dubliners have released eight albums of original material and one Irish ballad cover album to date. Their live set will draw from all their albums and the new material. It will be geared to the many festivals the band plays every summer.
Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called Celtic Rock, that label is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it’s not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. “That was always the idea,” explains Keith. “The sound was always intended to be a hybrid because we all come from such different backgrounds. Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all. When we got here we got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you’ll end up with. These sessions will be made even more exciting by the addition of Justin who has already started contributing to the writing process.”
The Young Dubliners are:
Keith Roberts – Vocals / Acoustic guitar
Chas Waltz – Violin, Mandolin, Harmonica, vocals
Brendan Holmes – Bass guitar / vocals
Justin Pecot – Lead guitar / acoustic guitar/ mandolin/ vocals
Dave Ingraham – Drums / percussion
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